BEST RESORTS to visit in 2013

Conde Naste has their GOLD LIST, Travel + Leisure has their list of the 500 BEST HOTELS IN THE WORLD and NOW The Jet Set Gal has her SUITCASE PACKED WITH HER FAVORITE RESORTS!!!  Like a suitcase, there is a limited amount of space leaving room only to pack my FAVORITE items!!!

*This list is in no particular order.  All equally my favorite for different reasons based on my personal experience of being on property OR my inside contacts going above and beyond for my clients. *

Gansevoort Park Avenue NYC:  Where are all the good-looking people in NYC??? Working at this hotel!!!! Jeez…I’ve never seen such a good-looking staff!!! The BEST part..they are as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside. The SERVICE at this trendy hotel is OFF THE CHARTS!!! If you are looking for a fun escape this hotel is the ABSOLUTE BEST in NYC!!!

Hotel Plaza Athenee New York: The most ROMANTIC experience in NYC.  My suggestion is to just check in and STAY! My FAVORITE experience is the Spa Experience: Privacy and pampering at it’s BEST! When you check into the spa, you’re escorted into a private spa suite…NO LOCKER ROOMS!!! Relax with a glass of champagne while you eat a chocolate covered strawberry and enjoy a foot bath/massage. Then lay down and enjoy the most wonderful massage. When the massage is complete, take your time and enjoy a steam shower in your private spa bathroom. Ahhhhhh…spa perfection!

Whiteface Lodge Lake Placid: This is my FAVORITE place to send families whom want to go away without taking a flight. Families have a wonderful choice of accommodations ranging from junior suites to spacious 3 bedroom suites. When is a good time to visit? ALL YEAR ROUND! Every season is special at this resort and filled with fun activities!

The Breakers Palm Beach: A perfect resort year-round for couples or families. A MUST: Reserve a room in the Flager Club, the concierge level of the resort! This residential experience gives you access to a private lounge and terrace. Privileges also include: Personal concierge services, elaborate continental breakfast, late-morning refreshments and indulgences, afternoon tea service, pre-dinner hors d'oeuvres and bar service, and decadent desserts complemented your favorite after-dinner cordial.  Plus, daily spa & fitness membership, welcome amenity as well as exclusive to the club level: valet pressing service and high-speed Internet access.

The Atlantic Resort & Spa: Do you need a place to stay pre or post cruise? Are you looking for a quick escape? Head down to Ft. Lauderdale and stay at the BEST resort on the Gold Coast.  Perfect location, best service and honestly the most luxury resort in the area.

The Fairmont Kea Lani: This resort is my TOP PICK in Hawaii for the BEST SERVICE and TREATMENT OF MY CLIENTS! Honeymooners, Families, Multi-generational Families…cannot go wrong with staying at this FABULOUS resort!

Cap Maison: You will feel at home at this family owned luxury boutique resort in St Lucia. The grounds are beautiful and include a lovely pool, private cove to enjoy the Caribbean Sea and renowned “Cliff at Cap” restaurant. If you want ultra privacy, book a suite with a private pool and enjoy a romantic stay with your loved one!

Jade Mountain: Architect and owner, Nick Troubetzkoy created one of the most romantic resorts. Each sanctuary is private, spacious and has the 4th wall completely open with the most gorgeous views of the Pitons and Caribbean Sea. With your own private pool, there really is no reason to leave your sanctuary or should I say…love nest!

The Body Holiday: “Give us your body for a week and we’ll give you back your mind” is the motto of this adult all-inclusive resort in St Lucia. If you LOVE fitness and relaxation this is the place for YOU! My TOP impressions: The amenity of a complimentary daily spa treatment and the Penthouse Suite, which includes a private Hammam, and a sexy tub located in the middle of the suite with the most amazing ocean views.

Viceroy Hotels Resorts Residences Anguilla: This resort amazed me in so many ways! The décor is FABULOUS and there are so many locations to snap a great photo! Every accommodation is special in it’s own way so you really have a wonderful experience no matter what your budget is for the vacation. Perfect for a couples escape or a fun family vacation! Looking for a relaxing vacation: the resort is laid out to separate quiet time in your own private plunge pool or a quiet pool surrounded by cabanas available for daily rentals. Also, the spa is a MUST for the ultimate relaxation experience. Looking to have fun with your family: Water-sports, Rock Climbing Wall, Children Programs, Teen Programs and Family Programs are just a few suggestions at this resort. THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE HERE!!!

Eden Rock: The location, the variety of room accommodations, the staff, the boutique and the Jean George dining experience makes this resort my FAVORTIE resort in St Barths! If you like luxury, beautiful people, and enjoy fashion…this is the place for you!!!

Rosewood Tucker’s Point: Located on Bermuda’s largest private beach, this resort offers a private beach and tennis club and a golf course making this resort a favorite in the golf community. The accommodations suit all needs from superior rooms to two-three bedroom villas. The most beautiful part of this resort is the staff. The hospitality by always going above and beyond for my clients and making them feel extra special leaves a priceless impression.

Ritz Carlton Laguna Nigel: If you are traveling to Southern California, this resort is a MUST to stay at during your vacation. Not only do I love to send clients here for the beauty and experiences offered at this property but the SERVICE and CARE for my clients has been a wonderful and comforting experience. 

Grace Bay Club: Located on my FAVORITE island…Turks & Caicos!!! The resort also has the most fabulous location, gorgeous accommodations, a lounge and an Infinity Bar making this resort “the place to be”! Most of all, I always enjoy the company of the people whom run this resort...Fun, good-hearted, and exceeding my client expectations makes this resort stand out as MY FAVORITE resort in Turks & Caicos!

Royal Hideaway Playacar:  This adult all-inclusive gets an A+ in service, accommodations, dining and drinks. When I have couples turn to me to give them an excellent experience, I know they are in good hands at this luxury resort.

Meadowood: The most luxury resort in Napa Valley that includes activities such as golf, tennis, croquet, hiking, fitness, swimming and wine education. This resort is also the home of a Michelin three-star restaurant. What I LOVE the most about this resort: the experience that begins before you arrive. The staff genuinely wants you to get the most out of your time in the Napa Valley and caters to the pre-arrival service of clients assisting in creating and itinerary full of activities, reservations at wineries and restaurants that will ensure the most wonderful experience!

Poetry Inn: Located on a hillside of the Stags Leap District, this intimate and luxurious Inn gives you the feeling of living in a home with someone there to personally take care of all of your wishes. During my stay, I was EXTREMELY impressed with the accommodations and hospitality, which is rare for someone as picky as me.

Grand Del Mar: This resort, located in Northern San Diego, is a great place for families and couples. Activities such as a kids club, equestrian center, golf course, bocce, croquet, fitness center, spa and four pools offer amenities for everyone to enjoy! The staff at this resort goes above and beyond and truly cares about the happiness of my clients and that means the world to me.

Portrait Suites: Owned by the Ferragamo family and located above the Ferragamo boutique. This luxurious boutique hotel has only 14 suites and a studio, therefore, getting a reservation feels like winning the lottery! One of my favorite touches, that left me with an impression of exclusivity at Portrait Suites, is the locked entry. Everyone must ring the bell and have the door opened by a staff member. This makes it not possible for just anyone to be walking around the hotel. It is for staff members and guests only...totally private!

Hotel Hassler: An absolute landmark in Rome holding the most prestigious location at the top of the Spanish Steps.  Hotel Hassler's reputation is built on their highest quality of service and attention to detail.  My favorite accommodation: The NEW Hassler Penthouse Suite located on the 8th floor complete with Hermes furnishings…ahhhhh LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!!

Villa D’Este: This gorgeous resort overlooks the romantic Lake Como. The grounds of the resort are famous for the most beautiful gardens but the most special part of this resort to me is Danilo Zucchetti, General Manager, named Hotelier of the Year at Virtuoso Week in Las Vegas August 2012. Danilo is an experienced hotel manager with an unrelenting passion for the industry, an astute appreciation for detail and a keen sense of how to lead and manage a dynamic team of professionals.

Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa: For couples looking for luxury, privacy and seclusion this boutique resort is the place to stay on the Amalfi Coast. The spa is a special place consisting of a combination of spirituality and tranquility including the traditional Italian bathing within a series of thermal rooms. This resort is something I have never seen before…an exclusive specialty.

Hotel Lungarno and Lungarno Suites: Owned by the Ferragamo Family, these beautiful hotels are located across from each other with the Arno River running between the properties in the perfect location in the walking distance of the Ponte Vecchio. I highly recommend Hotel Lungarno for couples and Lungarno Suites for families.

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